Author and Historian Dilip Sarkar MBE

Dilip Sarkar has been fascinated by the Second World War for a lifetime, his prolific work focused on the ‘human’ element of war. He is deeply moved by the stories of casualties – especially the ‘missing’ – and how these losses continue to affect families today. Driven by his passion to research and share the stories of casualties, and record the human experience of war, Dilip Sarkar MBE is a best-selling author whose work is highly regarded globally.

For many years, Dilip enjoyed a uniquely close and privileged relationship with innumerable Battle of Britain pilots, and the relatives of casualties, enabling him to write prolifically, publishing original research and collating an enormous archive of photographs. He has now written nearly forty books, including the authorised biographies of Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader and Air Vice-Marshal Johnnie Johnson, the official RAF top-scoring fighter pilot of the war, and is an internationally recognised expert.

We feel extremely privileged to collaborate with Dilip and believe that this partnership will enable us to progress further with our aims of supporting aircraft restoration projects and telling the human stories that surround these aircraft.

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